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Sweet burping babies, it is finally Friday! (Again, I’m working pretty hard on my catch phrases this week – no need to tell me about how awesome they are; I know.) I’ve gotta say I’ve not been this excited for a Friday in a long time and thankfully tonight lives up to the hype, so let’s check it out.
Blue on Congress Street in Portland plays hosts to an early evening event featuring some truly talented locals who come together this evening for a Nashville-style songwriters in the round session. Starting at 6 you can check out folk-country artist Shanna Underwood, Dark Hollow Bottling Company frontman Greg Klein, and Hallowell singer-songwriter Ed Desjardins as they come together for an evening of shared music.
Just across the street from Blue, the folk rock trio Papadello will be pleasing earholes this evening as they play a free show starting at 7 o’clock over at Local Sprouts. These guys are supremely nice and extremely talented so if you’re into some good tunes and good times, then check ‘em out.
In the last few months a new project has arisen to help people abolish their debt. Rolling Jubilee buys anonymous, bundled debt for pennies on the dollar, but instead of collecting it, they abolish it. Tonight local musicians come together to educate and entertain in order to raise funds for this project. Beginning at 8 o’clock over at SPACE Gallery in Portland you can learn more, help out, and enjoy tunes from AWAAS, Last Sip and DJ Heidi Powell at the Debtors Ball.
A fine evening of indie folk music takes to the stage of The Oak and The Ax on Main Street in Biddeford this Friday evening as The Suitcase Junket, Rusty Belle and Jesse Pilgrim prepare to delight and inspire with a show that gets underway right around 8 o’clock this evening.
An epic evening of electric and eclectic rock n’ roll will be going down at The Big Easy on Market Street in Portland. A triple bill of some of the brightest new indie rock acts in the state take to the stage tonight for a show of epic proportions. Be sure to show up right at 9 so you won’t miss a single note from ForMorning, ShaShaSha and Forget, Forget this fine Friday night.
Flask Lounge in Portland hosts another edition of Foundation Friday tonight. Every second Friday of the month you can join the peeps at Flask for a free dance party featuring the finest underground dance music and slick video mixes around. For this month’s edition, special guests Ed Garrison and DJ Shee-Mo will be on hand to keep things going strong alongside resident DJ Mr. Dereloid. Things get fresh right around 9.
Geno’s in Portland welcomes you to an evening of alternative rockin’ and rollin’ with a debut show from Portland’s own Joint Collison alongside Low 90 and Danger I Reckon. Tonight’s show gets crankin’ right around 9pm.
And if you’re looking for something a little different this evening I would suggest checking out electro-rock duo Crunk Witch’s tour kick off down at Slainte Wine Bar and Lounge in Portland. Tonight they team up with Hi Tiger, Policewomanwithfangs and deltaaa for a show full of different strokes for different folks, which gets underway right around 9 o’clock.
Portland party rockers Station 85 will be doing it to it over at RiRa on Commercial Street in Portland this Friday evening. Beginning at 10, the fellas will kick out the jams that are sure to keep your booty shaking all night long.
Big Ol’ Dirty Bucket are gonna make you shake your money maker all night long as they blow up the stage of Mainely Brew in Waterville tonight with some straight up funk. Things get shakin’ right around 9 o’clock.
If you’re up in the Naples area this evening local rockers and rollers The Grumps will be providing the soundtrack to your Friday night shindig starting right around 9 o’clock over at Bray’s Brew Pub.
If you’re hanging up at The Loaf this weekend, swing on by The Rack where North of Nashville will be serving up a healthy dose of twang and bluegrass tonight. Starting up at 9 o’clock Jay and Andrew will play you rollicking original jams paired with toe-tapping tunes that everyone knows and loves!
Feature Image of The Nunz courtesy of Justin Levesque.